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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A ‘Whole’ reversal from organic megastore

Shopping: Whole Foods renewed its commitment to opening a store on Third Avenue — a 180-degree turnaround from last week when a spokeswoman for the chain told The Brooklyn Paper that the company had abandoned its contaminated site along the Gowanus Canal. Comments (6).

State blocks higher rents for garage at Riverside Apartments

Brooklyn Heights: A state agency has sunk a landlord’s plans to construct an underground garage topped with a garden behind an historic Joralemon Street apartment complex. Comments (1).

It’s a collectors’ edition — now online!

Page 1: Thousands of people are waiting at supermarkets, bank vestibules, restaurants, drugstores and diners for Friday’s print edition of our stunning Breukelen Paper special issue — but you can download and read the entire thing by clicking the link above. All your favorite stories about our staff’s trip to Holland are there in bright color. Read it all — now! Comment.

Exclusive video: Unknown hero saves the day on the Q train!

Transit: Why was the Q train delayed from beginning its run from Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island on Wednesday night? This shocking video, forwarded by our reader Nicky Huddy, shows why. With video … Comments (2).

Edifice complex as two towers compete to be the boro’s biggest

Downtown plan: Is this Downtown Brooklyn or Downtown Dubai?!? Comments (4).

New principal at St. Saviour’s — but protests go on in Flanagan’s wake

Park Slope: A pastor’s decision to fire a popular principal has sparked a schism in a Park Slope Catholic school — and his selection of a new administrator hasn’t quelled the holy war. Comments (11).

The Cyclones get back on the winning path

Cyclones: A gutsy win and some great pitching could turn the momentum back in the Cyclones’ favor. Comment.

And from the mailbag

Letters: The lead letter this week is from a man who likes horse manure! Comment.

City’s plan could be magificent ‘seven’

Mean Streets: The city is hoping to fix Fort Greene’s famous “Seven Corners” intersection. Comment.

Check out this old Dutch guy’s diary!

Art: He didn’t love Brooklyn — but, hey, it was 1679! Comments (3).

Arts and crafts for sale in Gowanus

Shopping: Monster bug sculptures? Made-to-order leather bags? Greeting cards created on an antique wood press while you wait? To-die-for quesadillas and hand-made chocolates? It’s all at the bi-weekly Makers Market at the American Can factory. Comment.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Broadway street fight as CB1 approves city’s ‘Triangle’ plan

Williamsburg: It started with rival protests and ended with a shouting match, but when the dust settled, the city’s plan to rezone a wide swath of South Williamsburg for low-income housing scored a major victory on Tuesday night. Comments (10).

It’s still Williams-burg!

Williamsburg: For the second straight week, there were lots of break-ins in Williamsburg’s 90th Precinct. Comment.

Truck stop! Calexico boys finally open their Brooklyn restaurant

Dining: Manhattan will still have its burrito trucks, but Union Street gets the first sit-down Calexico. Comments (1).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SAVE BREUKELEN! Our ancestral home is facing extinction

The Breukelen Paper: Our roots are in Breukelen, Holland, but the town is in the midst of following our historic mistake by giving up its independent identity. Comments (6).

Brooklyn cyclists would love Amsterdam — a truly bike-friendly city

Happy Streets: And you think Broklyn is bike friendly? Go to Amsterdam to really see how a great city treats its cyclists Comments (4).

What Breukelen thinks of Brooklyn

Vox Pop: What does the Dutchman on the street think of us? Comments (4).

Wilco rocked Keyspan last night!

Awesome: Chicago’s favorite band tore through a blistering set in Coney Island. Comments (1).

Believe it: Teen Spirit has graduated from high school!

Smartmom: If it’s Tuesday, it must be Smartmom day at BrooklynPaper.com. This week, Smartmom celebrates Teen Spirit’s graduation (yes, graduation) from high school. The kid did it! Comments (1).

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bridge debate to nowhere

The Breukelen Paper: The Brooklyn Paper’s Holland Bureau has come up with another scoop: Breukelen has grown too big for its bridges, er, bridge. Comments (1).

Lost weekend for Cyclones

Cyclones: The Yankees beat up on our boys. Comment.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Even from Holland, The Brooklyn Paper stands by its Whole Foods story

Gowanus: Whole Foods is demanding a correction to our story that the grocer is abandoning its plans for Third Avenue and Third Street. But we stand by our story based on this shocking e-mail exchange. Read it for yourself in the comment section in our breaking story from last week. Comment.

Friday, July 10, 2009

THE BROOKLYN PAPER GOES DUTCH! Our team is on the ground in Holland!

Podcast: Nobody celebrates Brooklyn’s history — and we’re talking about our Dutch history — better than The Brooklyn Paper. That’s why our team is on the ground, right now, in Holland doing that and other things. With video … Comments (12).

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